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  1. tks.interesting article. Anyhow, drove the car again to verify shaking.... Michelin was nice - talked to them to get some info and they told me to return the tires and get what i had originally asked for - OEM tires. On order.
  2. I recently had the dealer mount and balance 2 new front tires - Michelin Pilot PS2's - 235/35/19's. Please see the attached note on the work order. This past weekend was the 1st opportunity I had to take it out on the highway and i noticed shaking in the steering wheel from about 55 on up and a more noticeable vibrating which seems to be coming from the middle of the car. Called dealer and they recommend 500 miles highway use to see if they settle in. They explained that they have seen some warranty issues on the Michelin's. Can anyone explain the road fore weight statement? Ive never heard of that before and never had problems with any tires,michelin or otherwise. Tks.
  3. tks guys. ill check it out. noticed ill need to remove the front apron. looked for some diy here, but saw none. still looking. tks again.
  4. ok, so I did the update for the maps. but since then, the display when on map has been somewhat of a bad picture. hard to explain, but it seems to be a little jumpy when the car is moving and it makes the map seem distorted a bit. also, night mode is hard to see as well as it was before the update. also, lets say I turn a corner, now it seems the map is slow to male the change with the car - lagging - delay. wondering if anyone sees anything wrong here in this pics, ie, software number, versions , etc. TAGRET is missing a value in one pic. Also, all I did was put in the current map cd for update as the software was already done previously. I did the 2015 dvd. any input appreciated.
  5. So can anyone help - I need a horn replacement and dealer says are 2 of them for my car, a high tone and a low tone. I only see one, to the L of the battery and I dont know the part no. or if there is another?
  6. mystery solved. Inside the leather cd case was this lone cd. I hadn't opened it at first bc all the others were packaged and included outside the case - didnt know there was another inside.
  7. I recently purchased what was/is suppose to be the most current Nav CD for my 2006. The part I was told I need is 997.044.904.51 and what was ordered. Dealer part, came all sealed up with 4 discs - PCM 2.1 Multimedia Update CD Cayene, PCM 2.1 Multimedia Update CD 1 911 Boxter Cayman, PCM 2.1 Multimedia Update CD 2 911 Boxter Cayman and PCM 2.1 Multimedia Update CD Navigation. All CD's have the date stamp 08.2009 while the label on the box has 27 08 2015. Attached is the "new" nav cd and a picture of the older 2013 I had in the car. Why would the box read 2015 and the new cd's 2009? How do I tell what I actual have, a newer 2015 set or 2009?
  8. you probably saw this. while I did not replace anything, this is what happened to me.
  9. 1). So for awhile now, but very sporadically, I get this message " Check front left side light". Asked the dealer some time ago and they say they've seen it before but didnt know exactly what causes it. They say they have checked connections, changed bulbs, etc., but will have the same car continue to have the message from time to time. Any suggestions as to what the issue is or where I can start to look? 2). Awhile back I started to notice around dusk time, when my headlights are on, the dash lights (illuminated background for tach & speed ) and A/C lighting will be bright when car passes under tree canopy's, shadows then when back in a brighter area will go dim. Dimming sensor is picking up the change in ambient lighting during the dusky period causing the dimming to go back and forth. I dont remember it always being this sensitive and am wondering if I have inadvertently adjusted some setting or is this normal behavior or is a sensor going bonkers? Thoughts? Hows yours work? Tks much.
  10. like I said, not sure what made mine start to work again. still no issue with the date and time. BUT, personally, Id be, and am, more pi***d off about all this foam insulation still blowing out of the vents. INSANE!
  11. Sorry, thought I had posted my fix. Dealer 1st replaced gearshift - 997 426 011 02 and still had issue. Then replaced cable 99742603301. Problem solved. They were fair and gave me a credit for the difference - 1st was more expensive. Good luck
  12. Thanks Richard! Actually I never did hear back from the dealer..... Last question - as the latest cd update shows 2015, is there any way to tell if there might be another worth waiting for coming out sooner? Rgds
  13. so I went to the local dealer to inquire on the above - updating to the latest version available for by 2006. They gave me a part no. of 997.044.904.51. But they could not tell me if it would work with my system or if there had been any significant updates to the cd since the one I now have - see picture. Ive read that one must have the latest "B" version software for the 2.1 version. But if I am reading correctly, I now have SW Version 3..... Questions - can anyone please tell me the latest cd map version part no. for my model? am I okay to use the latest cd without anymore updates - am I "current" for the latest map update cd? Tks much. I checked with the service writer and am still waiting. They are stumped for some reason .
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